Open Studios

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The dates for 2015 are:

West Wight 17 - 20 July

East Wight 24 - 27 July

Each July, Isle of Wight artists and crafts-people open their studios or homes to the public for two Open Studios weekends.  Visitors have the opportunity to meet local artists in their working environments, to see what they do and how they do it. 

For artists, Open Studios is a unique opportunity to manage their own events, exhibiting work and demonstrating their working processes.


Open studios are as varied as you can imagine: in an artist's home, work room or garden, in purpose made studios, some in public venues. The beauty of visiting several studios is that each is unique, with its own charm - you're sure to come away feeling inspired.  When you see the red Open Studios flags, you know you've arrived!


Open Studios 2014 featured over 130 artists, over two weekends. These included many of your favourite artists and a large number of new Island artists opening their studios for the first time. Many showed in public halls, which we hope will give better access to a wider range of work.  



Applications for the July Open Studios will open on Monday 4th February 2015 via the website. The deadline for artist’s applications will be 2nd March 2015. If you would like to be kept up-to-date with event information, please contact us on We also offer a year-round webpage-only membership option, which gives you an almost limitless opportunity to display pictures of your work in galleries throughout the year, to apply please click "join Isle of Wight Arts" at the top of the page. Once you are a member you can apply for any further Open Studios exhibition opportunities arranged for the current year. 2014 saw our 3rd Open Studios@Christmas event held at Ventnor Botanic Garden, which was a big success and we hope to build on this success in 2015.

Any queries or comments? please email us at and we’ll be in touch.